The shape and the size of a figure are of no importance in topology.
In this post we will see a book on chemical topology titled Molecules Without Chemical Bonds by I.S. Dmitriev.
In recent technical literature more and more of often one comes across such terms as “topology of a molecule”, ” topological properties”, “topological bonding”, etc. Broadly speaking, topology is a branch of mathematics dealing with the phenomenon of continuity. A more detailed definition would require from the reader a more profound knowledge of many complex mathematical concepts. This book, however, is designed primarily for a chemist. Besides, it is a popular science book (of course, if one regards as popular science not only books of what chemistry makes of timber type). For this reason we shall give here only the most essential data on topology.
Some ten years ago only the few were aware of the existence of molecules without chemical bonds. Nowadays a new scientific discipline, chemical topology, appeared to study them. This science has succeeded in predicting and producing many remarkable chemical compounds (e.g. catenanes whose molecules are interconnected like links of a chain), in defining the electronic structure of molecules more precisely, and so on.
The complicated concepts of chemical topology are presented here in a clear and comprehensible form. The booklet is intended for teachers and university and high-school students majoring in chemistry and mathematics.
The book was translated from the Russian by Yuri Atanov and was first
published by Mir Publishers in 1981.
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Author’s Preface 7
Chapter 1. Approximation to Accuracy and Accuracy of Approximation 10
Chapter 2. Topology of Valence Dashes 33
Chapter 3. Graphs of Conjugated Molecules 49
Chapter 4. Topology of Polyene Ribbons 68
Chapter 5. Molecules Without Chemical Bonds 91
Chapter 6. Topological Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry 97
Chapter 7. Live Pages of the Past 116
Recommended Literature 155